How To Draw an Octopus

In this drawing tutorial we’ll show you how to draw a Octopus in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Octopus.

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Here are five fun facts about the Octopus you might find educational.

  1. It is a marine animal classified as a mollusk (soft bodied animals).
  2. The octopus is characterized by a soft body with a well-developed brain and by eight arms bearing two rows of suckers each.
  3. An octopus spends much of its life in hiding.
  4. Many species such as common octopus can grow to about 1 meter (about 3 ft) long.
  5. Octopuses are highly intelligent, probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates (animals without a backbone).

Step 1: Draw the outline of the head.

Step 2: Add more body.

Step 3: Add the first of the tentacles.

Step 4: Draw the eyes and another tentacle.

Step 5: Add two more tentacles and the eye detail.

Step 6: Add more body details and finish the eye.

Use the following sketch as an example of how your drawing should look.

Shade in the sketch like the following image.